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  • 1. Portsmouth COUP Networking Tuesday 11th March 2014 Giles Piercy
  • 2. A genuine Community Budget • Introduction • The White City Estate • Lessons we’ve learned • Locality Matters’ approach Page 2
  • 3. Overview of the White City Estate • 10,000 population • £50m of public spend pa • Multiple agencies looking for similar outcomes BBC Westfield QPR HMP Wormwood Scrubs Page 3
  • 4. White City Enterprise 1. Take on services from statutory bodies that we can deliver better and cheaper – E.g. assessment 2. Provide services to Local Business – E.g. consultation or community engagement 3. Provide services directly to residents – E.g. direct payments Page 4
  • 5. What are we doing • Running the community centre • Parent Network programme • £2m of Big Local funds • In the pipeline… – Take on new buildings – Handyman / repairs service – Adult Social care • Shared Lives, Domiciliary care, Time Banking – Review of all council services – Community Engagement work for private sector We are really at the start of the journey Page 5
  • 6. Six key lessons Page 6
  • 7. 1. You need a standard bearer • Harry Audley • Chair of the residents’ association • Chair of the White City Neighbourhood Forum • Extraordinary tireless advocate for the community Page 7
  • 8. 2. Get hold of a physical asset • White City Community Centre • Formerly being used by tiny section of community • Thriving community hub • Now run at a surplus by the community • Opportunity to take on more community assets • Community Right to Bid - to register “assets of community value” – QPR’s Loftus Road ? Page 8
  • 9. 3. “Replace” don’t “Augment” services • Billions have been poured into communities • But how many communities actually run their own services? • Only 1 Parish Council in London! • Don’t ask “what do you need” ask… Toxteth 1981 New Labour Big Society “the public sector collectively spend x million a year providing this service, do you think we could decide how to spend that more effectively and deliver it for less?” Page 9
  • 10. 4. Marketing and branding are key White City Neighbourhood Forum White City Residents’ Association • Council Officers • Local Residents • Businesses Page 10
  • 11. It is very confusing White City Neighbourhood Forum White City Residents’ Association Page 11
  • 12. 5. Work out which services are attractive • Agree the criteria e.g. – There is duplication across public service providers – There is a willing commissioner – The service is not already contracted out – The community has the required skills – Services that are about to be procured Work in partnership, be wary of using the Community Right to Challenge Page 12
  • 13. 6. Work from an “Asset” not “Deficit” basis • Communities must be seen as places where there is abundance not a deficit • Understand the skills, capabilities and assets in a community that can be better used to – Deliver better services – Build stronger communities • Get a clear understanding of what these assets are: – Individual skills, hopes and aspirations – Associations and community groups – Institutions – Physical assets Page 13 183 unpaid carers in the WCOA and public sector spend significantly every year in the community on Care
  • 14. Developing stronger communities Agree criteria for assessing community strength Identify candidate community(s) for support C.) Assess LG services that could be delivered by community A.) Community Engagement: Assess service delivery landscape inc cost B.) Community Engagement: Community Asset Mapping Plan Deliver Stage One Stage two Stage three Stage four Stage five Page 14
  • 15. Thank you • Tales of the White City - BBC Outreach musical Stories are incredibly important Giles Piercy, Locality Matters 07710 381 436 gilespiercy@localitymatters.co.uk